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romp

play
noun \ˈrämp, ˈrȯmp\

Simple Definition of romp

  • : an enjoyable time of rough and noisy play

  • : an easy victory

  • : an enjoyable and lively movie, book, play, etc.

Full Definition of romp

  1. 1 :  one that romps; especially :  a romping girl or woman

  2. 2 a :  high-spirited, carefree, and boisterous play b :  something suggestive of such play: as (1) :  a light fast-paced narrative, dramatic, or musical work usually in a comic mood (2) :  an episode of lovemaking

  3. 3 :  an easy winning pace; also :  runaway 3

Examples of romp

  1. The dogs love a good romp through the woods.

  2. The game turned into a romp in the second half.

  3. His latest film is a wildly amusing romp.



Origin of romp

partly alteration of 2ramp; partly alteration of ramp bold woman


First Known Use: 1691

Rhymes with romp


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romp

verb

Simple Definition of romp

  • : to play in a rough and noisy way

  • : to easily win a race, contest, etc.

  • : to move, go, or proceed in a quick, easy, or playful way

Full Definition of romp

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to run or play in a lively, carefree, or boisterous manner

  3. 2 :  to move or proceed in a brisk, easy, or playful manner

  4. 3 :  to win a contest easily

Examples of romp

  1. The kids were romping in the yard.

  2. <the kids romped on the lawn until dinner was ready>



Origin of romp

alteration of 1ramp


First Known Use: 1662



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